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#11 Postby Danum » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:20 pm

lucky9 wrote:Either is fine from my point of view. I actually prefer the yellow highlight personally.

We evidently need an official rule since there are some who have not read the previous statements concerning red.


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#12 Postby GoManutd » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:36 pm

i've no problem with red, but as i pointed out in another thread red is the color that is used to highlight search terms whenever you perform a forum search. if red is to be reserved for the oft chance of a mod action then i would suggest changing the color that is used in forum search results to perhaps the yellow highlight.

yes, i know that i should know the terms that i am searching for therefore i shouldn't be confused, but the purpose of highlighting the search terms in resultsets is to make it easier to see the occurrences of the term(s).

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#13 Postby lucky9 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:06 am

Bottom line is that you should know that you are searching also. I fail to see the problem.
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#14 Postby qtech » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:57 am

lucky9 wrote:Bottom line is that you should know that you are searching also.


Hey, some of us are searching unaware!

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#15 Postby muskt » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:17 am

This might not be a problem: however, here goes. I have my own website. It concerns metalworking & machining. When I would update a page or article, I would announce it with [color="Red"]UPDATE[/color]and proceed with the writeup. I received a couple of comments from color blind folks who said that it was nearly impossible for them to read. I changed it to a dark orange and they reported it was OK.

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#16 Postby Eadwine Rose » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:13 am

Use the dark red. I have been using it on another forum for years, works perfectly. :smile:
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#17 Postby Pastor Ron » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:01 am

I would prefer the highlight, but would certainly agree with anything you choose. There are good reasons not to use red, as some have pointed out.

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#18 Postby Topher » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:18 am

For those of us who are color blind, the red is much harder to see, sometimes impossible. Highlighted or a very bold text can be read. Thank you for asking. :happy:

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#19 Postby cookdav » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:28 am

Topher wrote:For those of us who are color blind, the red is much harder to see, sometimes impossible. Highlighted or a very bold text can be read. Thank you for asking. :happy:


Cool, thanks for that. :cool:

I'm gonna TRY to remember (mostly) now to use BOLD-ing, from now on.

[One extra thing I like about BOLD is the markup for it
is very short and sweet, if you decide the put the markups
in MANUALLY, rather than with the clickable 'aids'.] :smiley2:
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#20 Postby richb » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:37 am

While I prefer red, the issue for those color blind is valid. I wish there was an alternative to highlighting however. It does not seem to me to be enough of an attention getter. How about preceding the actual text with a header:

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